On Saturday and Sunday at the headquarters of the Łódź Photographic Society at ul. Piotrkowska 102 in Łódź you will be able to see a unique photo exhibition dedicated to Łódź. The author of the photos is Enzo Signorelli, an Italian photojournalist.
“Łódź unknown” is a record of a certain period of the city’s history – still unknown and undiscovered for the majority of the inhabitants of our continent. Even for a resident of Łódź, photos taken by Enzo Signorelli will bring a moment of deep reflection on life, existence and own city. And for someone who has not yet discovered Łódź, these photographs will be a cordial invitation that is difficult to resist.
Work on the collection of photos began in August 2008. The photographer came to prepare photos of the factories and people working there. He spent a lot of time in the factories, but he showed equally strong interest in the city itself. Discovering Łódź independently resulted in the idea of implementing a larger photo project. The photographer and the guide acted intuitively, starting with places known to every city resident. They hurriedly discovered subsequent quarters of the streets, less and less obvious, often stopping, interacting closely with people around them.
Some of the photos were ready as early as 2009, when an exhibition entitled ‘Lodz Unknown’ was organized at the headquarters of the Lodz Photographic Society.
The photographs were supposed to present Łódź unknown, full of contrast, in the era of transformation. I wanted to immortalize much of which will disappeared shortly thereafter.Enzo Signorelli
In fact, in 2009 Enzo Signorelli’s adventure with the city has just begun. He had the opportunity to come back here and see for himself what and how is changing in Lodz. The artist invariably photographed the same camera model – the Leica M6 – but also Hassellblad. First of all, he focused on observing people who have changed over the years. According to the photographer’s accounts, they became more self-conscious, stronger, but also more closed in their worlds, not as accessible as they used to be. He also changed the places he liked most, but each day brought new fascinations and inspirations, visible in the pictures.
For visitors, the exhibition in Łódź will be available on Saturday 07.12 from 14-18 and on Sunday 08.12 from 12-18 at the headquarters of the Łódź Photographic Society at ul. Piotrkowska 102 in Łódź. Admission is free.
After the weekend, the exhibition will set off to other Polish cities.
The event partner is Whirlpool Corporation.